Please, hold it together, because I'm about to show you a gigantic doily.
I suppose it's not gigantic, like in the grand scheme of household objects, but it is a supersized version of this Danish knitted lace pattern.
We've been moving some stuff around in our little living room, and after buying a new chair that was probably too big for the space, we ended up losing the coffee table. So we were left with some open floor space upon which I could feature some kind of boss rug. Hello knitting project!
The yarn is actually stretched strips of a jersey sheet, like the t-shirt yarn everybody is making, knit on size 10 needles. Once the circumference was too big for my circulars, I had to switch to the weirdest combination of circular needles, using them like dpns. This knit was a total workout too. My gauge was pretty tight and that thing got heavy pretty fast. My arms are still sore. :(
I want to make another that's maybe twice the size, but I'm going to to have to come up with some kind of circular needle hack to go beyond a 48" circumference.
But before that, I definitely need to make one of these.